Remembering Kirk Douglas
Laura Lee - April 10, 2020

15 Wholesome Facts



1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

We recently lost Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood’s most iconic legends of all time.  Kirk lived a very full and successful life until the impressive age of 103! We should all aspire to achieve half as much as he did in his lifetime. Douglas carried out his acting career for an unbelievable 60 years, and will never be forgotten.  Kirk’s son, Michael Douglas who we are also all very familiar with shared a heartfelt tribute to his father on social media – remembering his father together with fans across the globe. 

 

 

 

In his Facebook post, Michael touched on the fact that his father was an absolute legend to the entire world, who lived an incredible, long life, filled with an undeniable devotion and commitment to helping the world through his humanitarian efforts – setting a new standard for us all to be inspired by, and to aspire to! Hollywood director Steven Spielberg also shared his appreciation to have had the honor to have worked with Kirk Douglas for his last 45 years. Spielberg expressed how much he will miss everything that Kirk had to offer, including his wisdom, courage, and advice on parenting. And the fact that he will always be inspired by Kirk’s work.  

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones, his daughter-law, and fellow Hollywood star also shared a beautiful picture of herself and Kirk, together with a powerful message, expressing her love, appreciation, and sadness for his loss. Endless other stars and organizations also took it to social media to share their moving pictures, quotes, and words to honor Douglas. 

 

Douglas was known to be one of the last standing stars of the film industry’s Golden Age, and throughout his acting career, he earned himself three Academy Award nominations, as well as an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.  Douglas was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. You’ll be missed, Kirk.